Samsung and Apple now have more than 50% of phone market, says IDC
Posted in: Mobile & Wireless at 03/05/2012 16:16
Latest figures for first quarter show growing dominance of two manufacturers while competitors such as RIM, Nokia, HTC and Motorola struggle for profitability
Samsung and Apple are eating up the smartphone market - which, in turn, is increasingly eating up the mobile phone market, according to new figures released by the research company IDC.
In the first quarter of 2012, the two companies' joint share of the smartphone market edged past 50% for the first time, to 53.3%, as the smartphone market grew to reach a historic high of 37% of the overall mobile phone market.
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